Your views

We always welcome a Letter to the Editor to share with our readers. Letters will be published unedited, but we’d recommend keeping your points short in order to capture the attention of other readers.

If you have a letter that you’d like to share, get in touch.

Letter: County Press ex-editor laments changes since take over

cp - southampton article

The editor of the County Press from 1997-2007 shares his view on the direction of the Isle of Wight newspaper since being taken over by mainland regional news mammoth, Newsquest.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 12:55pm

By Brian Dennis with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Samuel Whites’ site at risk from planning development

medina yard

Cowes businessman, Mark Board, believes the IWC Planning Committee should reject the application for Medina Village to change from ‘Industrial’ to ‘Residential’, adding that the development would "condemn the area to continued desolation for decades to come".

Sunday, 11th March, 2018 1:37pm

By Mark Board with 2 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Mirth and anger’ at Wight Remainers

unhappy face

This reader says he read news of Isle of Wight Remainers attending a pro-EU rally, with a 'mixture of mirth and anger'.

Monday, 5th March, 2018 11:29am

By Nathan Brazil with 45 readers' comments

Letter: The 3% Smoke and Mirrors of the 2018/19 Isle of Wight Council Budget

smoke and mirrors

Cllr Lilley says that despite the smoke and mirrors and his party can think out of the box and find solutions even with smoke in their eyes.

Wednesday, 28th February, 2018 1:53pm

By Michael Lilley

Letter: Alarm at Conservative MP defending redesign of Isle of Wight health service

hospital bed

Isle of Wight Green Party leader says the Island MP is someone who will defend the government’s policies rather than fiercely argue the needs of vulnerable Islanders against "deeply harmful initiatives".

Monday, 12th February, 2018 4:01pm

By Vix Lowthion with 14 readers' comments

Letter: Why is there a ‘vendetta’ against the Island’s trees?

cherry tree - town lane

This reader is concerned about the number of trees that seem to be disappearing across the Isle of Wight, especially after the paving slabs that replaced a Cherry Tree in Newport resulted in her 73 year old friend having a fall.

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 12:36pm

By Yvonne Yelland with one comment

Letter: How long must we go on with this ‘sub-standard vessel’?

Broken Chain 02

After the failure of the prow chain on the floating bridge on Friday night, Colin McCourt asks how much longer we must go on with this "sub-standard vessel"?

Sunday, 4th February, 2018 12:10pm

By Colin McCourt with 17 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight media – Stop bashing Donald Trump!

donald trump

"Daily criticism of the President of America (‘Trump Bashing’) becoming totally out of control" says 'an angry Brexit supporter' from Lake. More details are in the letter. Do you agree?

Monday, 22nd January, 2018 4:12pm

By Angry Brexit Supporter with 22 readers' comments

Letter: Let’s find better ways to manage the Island’s hedgerows

hedgerow from the air

Steven Goodman shares his views on the "avoidable damage being done to our hedgerows", businesses going plastic-free and those supporting farmers to recycle plastic waste.

Thursday, 18th January, 2018 4:04pm

By Steven Goodman with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Save the iconic Umbrella Tree from destruction

the umbrella tree

The great grandson of Queen Victoria's road manager, who planted the Umbrella Tree in East Cowes, is calling for it to be saved. There are plans to chop it down and replace it due to fungus.

Wednesday, 10th January, 2018 11:42am

By Chris Gutteridge with 8 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight council have only one option available for floating bridge

disembarking the floating bridge - karl love

This reader believes the Isle of Wight Council has only once choice when it comes to sorting out the floating bridge fiasco.

Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 3:33pm

By Colin McCourt with 27 readers' comments

Letter: Cross-Isle of Wight rail tunnel would provide 21st century access to national infrastructure

Crossrail elizabeth line tracks approaching royal oak portal

This reader believes a cross-Wight tunnel from Ryde to Yarmouth could relieve congestion, boost tourism and provide 21st century access to national public infrastructure.

Friday, 29th December, 2017 8:40am

By Cathy Foulkes with 15 readers' comments